WOOD DALE, Illinois, January 17, 2018 – AAR (NYSE:AIR), a leading integrator of aviation supply chain solutions, announced today it will provide in-flight connectivity logistics, repair and aftermarket management services to Viasat, a global communications company. Viasat is recognized as delivering the gold standard of in-flight connectivity to airlines worldwide.

Through this partnership, AAR’s OEM Aftermarket Solutions group will manage the aftermarket inventory pool of Viasat components including modems, antennas, radomes, wireless access points (WAPs) and power supply units (PSUs). These components will be deployed on a forward-exchange basis to support Viasat’s current and future airline customers.

“AAR’s scalable solution allows Viasat to leverage our aviation aftermarket expertise through our comprehensive logistics and repair processes,” said Carl Glover, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Parts Supply, Americas, AAR. “This global program supports Viasat’s current and future airline customers to ensure maximum system component availability.”

“Our collaboration with Viasat embodies AAR’s purpose: To better connect the world,” said Darren Spiegel, Vice President & General Manager, OEM Aftermarket Solutions, AAR. “We look forward to leveraging our extensive commercial aviation knowledge to assist Viasat in bringing their advanced connectivity services to more airlines and passengers globally.”